Making its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition section at the Sundance Film Festival this year, Fox Searchlight paid a reported $4 million for the crowd-pleasing documentary “Step,” from director Amanda Lipitz.
The film chronicles the senior year of a girls high school step team in inner-city Baltimore, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in their troubled city.
Produced by Amanda Lipitz and Steven Cantor, the film’s cast of characters includes Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre and Paula Dofat.
Today, Fox Searchlight has announced an August 4, 2017 USA theatrical premiere date for the documentary feature, along with debuting its first poster (above) and trailer (below):